Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: If you could live within the universe of any book, which would you choose?
I’m a military wife, so packing up and moving to a new place does not hold that “the possibilities are wide open” kind of promise for me. More like, “Oh my God, I can’t believe I have to do this all over again!” In almost eight years of marriage, I’ve lived in three states and SEVEN different houses. So, yeah. Over it. Still, it is sort of fun to think about all of the different worlds I’ve immersed myself in while reading and imagine myself a part of them. I scrolled through my Goodreads list and noted all of the books with settings that appealed to me. Two themes quickly emerged:
BEACH/LAKESIDE – The Boys Next Door, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Twenty Boy Summer, and The Summer of Skinny Dipping
BOARDING SCHOOLS – Harry Potter, Anna and the French Kiss, The Mockingbirds, Prep, and Looking For Alaska
I can draw only one conclusion about the above: Someone needs to write a book set at a boarding school ON the beach so I can live in that universe. 🙂
There are many books I’ve read and loved that are set in universes I definitely would NOT want to set foot in. Here are a few… A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Hunger Games, The Giver, Matched, Dirty Little Secrets, The Chosen One, Stolen, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Pillars of the Earth, and The Replacement
Which fictional universe would you like to be a part of? And don’t forget to stop by YA Highway to see how everyone else answered today’s prompt.